The unit is very compact and really the perfect size IF you really need to carry one.
Myself I would like to see a phone/PDA done right but so far that has not happended.
The processor is a 400Megahertz ..wow.. fast processor.
I have not been able to slow it down at all yet, I even loaded a 256mg SD card full of pictures and it rendered then almost immeadiately, all of them, amazing.
This is my 3rd palm handheld
1) Handspring Visor
2) Palm m500
I can say that Palm is doing a very good job at building these products.
We did a side by side test of the speed between this device and a new Compac iPaq, I dont know what model it was but it was just under the price point of this model @ $599.
The palm was about 50% faster loading a full dictionary and database off a SD card.
The screen is very nice to look at and it is beautiful in landscape mode.
In this mode I think it has the most screen real estate available on a handheld yet.
Mosts programs support the new Landscape mode but your older apps which you inport will not.
The new version of Documents To Go version 6 which comes with it is very nice. The full logo and layout of your documents are preserved and an excel spreadsheet actually looks like a spreadsheet in full for a change.
all and all it is a great little machine, the bluetooth is a nice feature but I have not really got alot of use from it yet, the MP3 realplayer is nice but I have an iPod so......
It does also play full motion video but I have not tried it yet.
5 stars..... highly recommended
(spend the extra above the T2, I am really glad that I did now that I fully understand just how much that extra space helps in all aspects of business use, from documents to contact info.
I owned the original T|T, and my complaints were with the screen size, screen brightness/clarity (the lack-of), the processor speed, and low memory. The T|3 is everything that the T|T needed to be. If I had the cash, I'd pick one up just for the sheer love of a great gadget!
I have a T right now as well. As much as I do like some features, others I do not. I do have some beef with the screen brightness. I do like their compact nature though.
I also wish that there was some WiFi built in. Would pay for that for sure. As such, I feel like to the other PDAs that are MS CE enabled are ahead... Waiting for this Wifi SD access so that Ts will be enabled. Will likely cost a mint. T3?? gotta use one to make the call... But, I would love to get the T2. New screen etc... Got a deal on the T as well as it came highly rec'd by friend. Needed it for work anyhow...
My husband bought me a T3 for Christmas. I managed to get it working later that day with OSX, and all seemed well. However, it wasn't until later that I realized that any *repeating* appointments - such as a 10 day holiday, spanning those ten days exactly, were not showing up correctly on the T3. It would indicate the first day of the holiday just fine, however, the remaining 9 days of the holiday were not showing up at all. This occurred for any dates that were longer than one day. A very odd occurrence. Palm couldn't fix the problem - at least on mine. It seemed to work alright with iSync, etc., but I couldn't get around that main problem of "longer than one day" appointments/dates as described previously.
Reluctantly, I ended up taking it back. Other than that, I really liked the unit, but i couldn't depend on it after seeing it was not syncing correctly in the date book with my iCal.
Actualy there is a SDCard that would provide the T3 and other SD capable handhelds WiFi, if Palm wrote software that would allow the handhelds to utilize it... but this may happen soon.
BTW: I have not had any problems syncing with my Palm, other than the problems inherent with iCal itself... I have found that iSync is not always reliable in the way it imports and catalogs info synced.